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Taste of Hudson

The Taste of Hudson Returns for the 13th Anniversary in 2018

Festival Hours: Noon – 8pm on Sunday, September 2nd
11am – 6pm on Monday, September 3rd

Taste of Hudson will take place September 2 & 3, 2018 and will attract an anticipated 25,000 people to the city of Hudson over the Labor Day weekend.


One of the region’s premier culinary, lifestyle and entertainment festivals, “The Taste” is presented by Akron Children’s Hospital and features more than a dozen restaurants, many of which have been a part of the festival since its inception! We invite you to enjoy delicious, unique taste-sized portions from restaurants throughout the festival.


While admission to all Taste of Hudson attractions is free, attendees may purchase food and beverages on the culinary green with cash or credit at each individual restaurant tent. **NOTE: Dining cards are no longer required at Taste of Hudson!


Enjoy the sounds of more than 20 musical acts on multiple stages all weekend long as well as endless activities on the Akron Children’s Hospital Activities Green, a variety of exhibitors and artists, and the very popular wine and beer garden.


Visit the local merchants along historic Main Street, upscale First & Main and throughout the downtown area all weekend long. Be sure to visit the Destination Hudson Visitor Center and Gift Shop as well, located at 27 E. Main Street, for walking maps, souvenirs and additional information on other events and activities throughout the year in Hudson.


The support of numerous civic-minded sponsors makes Taste of Hudson possible. The 13th Annual Taste of Hudson is presented by Akron Children’s Hospital.


The Taste has always been a Hudson centric family event with great food, entertainment, and children’s activities and is a vital part of the event landscape in Hudson each summer. Fueled by hundreds of volunteers since its inception, the festival is excited to continue in 2018.


Proceeds from the Taste of Hudson are distributed annually to more than a dozen Hudson area non-profit organizations and to our primary beneficiary, Akron Children’s Hospital School Health Services and Sports Medicine. More than $397,000 has been granted since the inception of Taste of Hudson.


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Taste of Hudson, Inc. is a non-profit organization which produces the annual Taste of Hudson event over Labor Day weekend and the Hail to the Chefs preview event in an effort to promote the Hudson area and raise funds to benefit other charitable organizations in Hudson and the surrounding area. Taste of Hudson, Inc. operates exclusively for charitable and educational purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.